So today I’m bringing #SimpleStamping to the Vibrant Vases set. I was so pleased to see this in the new catalogue as its adds even more versatility to using the Varied Vases Bundle which is one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue.
For this project I’ve used just four inks (Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Tuxedo Black Memento) and the stamp set.
Although these are photopolymer stamps and easy to line up I would suggest using the Stamp-a-ratus if your going to create an image where things need lining up in straight lines like the vase on the shelf. This would also make creating multiples of this card very quick.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s #SimpleStamping and a quick look at Vibrant Vases.
I’m getting all loved up with the Forever Lovely stamp set today and sharing with you two Valentine’s cards which I’ve made.
I chose a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick which are all colours from the coordinating All My Love DSP.
Firstly I took out my Big shot and cut out seven of the 3cm squares in whisper white and then seven scalloped squares in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped hearts in Flirty Flamingo on each white square and glued them to the scalloped squares.
For the first card I stamped a boarder of hearts down the left hand side of the card with Crumb Cake ink. I then added three of my squares at jaunty angles down the boarder and finished the card off with a greeting at the bottom.
For the second card I stamped the Crumb Cake hearts in opposite corners and then arranged four of the squares in a grid pattern in the centre of the card. I finished the card off with a sentiment running across the middle of the grid.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s two Valentine’s cards and pop back tomorrow to see what else I have created with the Forever Lovely stamp set.
Simple stamping is something which I struggle with, mostly because I adore my Big Shot and find it difficult to make anything without using it. I’m going to bring you a series of super simple cards which are suitable for very beginners in card making.
This card uses just two stamps from the Forever Lovely stamp set and one ink pad in Balmy Blue, but the card will work in pretty much any colour you’ve got in your stash.
Simply stamp your greeting in the bottom right-hand corner of your card blank and then stamp the roses evenly across the rest of the card and your done. Super simple and still beautiful!
Today’s project has been brewing in my head ever since I saw the Buffalo Check stamp, its pattern is very similar to one in the Under the Mistletoe DSP pack, so I decided to use it as a background for this simple Mistletoe card.
The Mistletoe Season stamp set is the perfect one for beginners and avid crafters alike to use as there are so many gorgeous combinations you can come up with. I’ve used the two mistletoe sprigs for the main focal point of this card. These are two-step stamps with a difference, they don’t completely line up, making them a great starting point for beginners.
I stamped my outline mistletoe in Pear Pizzazz and then took the filler stamp, inked with Pear Pizzazz again but stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on my image. I love how the two-tone image gives the card some depth.
A simple bow stamped in Real Red finishes off the main image. As mentioned above my background was created with the Buffalo Check stamp again with Pear Pizzazz. The Merry Christmas greeting in the bottom corner adds a greeting. To finish the card I added three clusters of the white enamel dots in the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to perfectly replicate mistletoe berries. A simple card which is quick and easy to replicate for those last minute cards you need to make.
The pictures of today’s project don’t really do it justice as you can’t appreciate the gorgeous shimmer of the Champagne Foil layer and the stamping is done with Champagne Frost Shimmer paint.
Stamping with the Shimmer Paint is easy, just shake your bottle well then pour a little paint out onto a clear block and use a stamping sponge or a sponge dauber to apply to your stamp and then stamp. The images I’ve gotten haven’t been as crisp as they are with our normal inks but I love the effect they create. I used very detailed stamps on this project, a better result might be gained from more solid images.
The combination of Night of Navy gives these cards a very majestic feel which I think is perfect for Christmas cards. Have you had a go with stamping with the Shimmer Paint? If not I suggest you do as I love the shimmery effect it creates.
Have you checked out the Hostess sets in the Autumn/Winter catalogue yet, I feel these often get overlooked as they are right at the back of the catalogue. This year we have two lovely offerings, my favourite being Hung With Care which features a collection of gorgeous stockings ready to hang up and wait for Santa to fill with goodies. If you want this set then simply place an order of £150.00 or more and choose this as part of your Stampin’ Rewards.
I’ve kept today’s card fairly simple so you can see just how cute these little stockings are. I coloured them with our Stampin’ Markers in the colours Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake and then fussy cut them out.
I added a little sparkle to the card with two thin strips of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Suite and guess what…no glitter fell off when making this card!
For today’s card I’ve gone for a mainly monochromatic colour scheme using Poppy Parade, I love this colour its such a happy vibrant red and works so well as the colour for Santa’s suit.
The background was created using the Buffalo Check stamp and the greeting came from the Peaceful Poinsettia set. The big curvy sentiments were the reason I bought this set and I can’t wait to use it some more.
The cute little Santa comes from the Signs of Santa set and has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends, the Dark Mango Melody on his belt really stands out among all the Poppy Parade.
To add some extra interest I stamped a banner from Banners For You in tone on tone Poppy Parade and added this die cut behind my sentiment. I finished the card off with one of the Snowflake Trinkets which are available as part of the November Snowflake Showcase.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.